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Book Club (Harry Potter)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 16th February 2012 (1)
Tags: Novella, EWE, Post-Voldemort, Humour, Romance, SSHG, SSHG2011, Teacher-Hermione, Teacher-Snape, Books
Characters: Hermione Granger, Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Pomona Sprout, Septima Vector
(84K, 32067 words)

Summary: Hermione attempts to bring Muggle appreciation to the staff at Hogwarts through Muggle literature.

Hogwarts staff discuss The Lord Of The Rings! That idea in itself is fun enough, but what makes this story stand out even more is the way that the discussions reveal just as much about the participants as they do the book itself; sometimes much more than they had intended.

Anyone who loves The Lord Of The Rings should get a kick out of this story, not only for the insights and comparisons between Middle Earth and the Wizarding World, but also for the sprinkling of little things throughout the story that reference back to LotR. It's fun!

It's also a Severus Snape/Hermione Granger story, and, yes, the book club brings them together, but not in a trite or sentimental way. Private things are confessed, and deep issues discussed along the way. And the path of true love does not run smooth, either. But they do get there in the end, and the wedding is delightful.

This is a must-read.